Explore James Bond Film Locations in Scotland

Explore James Bond Film Locations in Scotland

by Scottish Tourer October 20, 2019

With Scotland's abundance of natural beauty, it is no wonder that it's home to some rather famous film locations.

As many Bond fans will know, Scotland was the key ingredient to Skyfall, the fourth Bond Film to feature Scotland's rugged terrain. Glen Coe and its outstanding landscapes are also where Bond's family heritage and routes are found.

The view you get as you enter the top of Glen Coe is truly breathtaking and it is no wonder that the James Bond creators used Glencoe in their cinema blockbuster, Skyfall. 

To guide our customers who are interested in visiting this spectacular James Bond film location whilst touring Scotland by campervan, Scottish Tourer has put together this helpful article to make the James Bond film locations in Scotland as easy to find as possible in your campervan or motorhome, 

james bond locations in Scotland

James Bond Film Locations in Scotland: Where to Find them

Back in 1962 was when James Bond author, Ian Fleming, first gave Bond his Scottish heritage.

As a child, Bond attended the prestigious Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland's historic capital. Edinburgh is a stunning, quaint Scottish city that makes for an ideal starting point for your campervan hire experience in Scotland. Read more about campervan hire in Edinburgh if you are interested in visiting this charming city. 

The setting for Bond's family home didn't come to light until the 1969 book, “On her majesty’s secret service” was released. Here, was when fans discovered that Bond's father was originally from Glen Coe. To reflect this Scottish heritage, Glen Coe and other Scottish landscapes began to feature in a range of Bond films over the year, none more famous than in 2012, when Skyfall showed the dramatic beauty of Skyfall in one of the film's most iconic scenes. 

Below is a list of how to find some of the most prominent James Bond film locations in Scotland. 

  • Glen Coe is found within the beautiful Lochaber Geopark.  The deep valley and the towering mountains carved by ancient glaciers and volcanic explosions is unmissable on your travels. As you drive through Glen Coe, you can explore firsthand the volcano that carved much of the valleys that lie there today. Not only is this site key to Skyfall but many fans will also be familiar with its links to the Harry Potter films. 

  • Glen Etive gives not only film locations from James Bond: Skyfall but also from Braveheart. There is now a driving route through the glen so you can really embrace its beauty.  If it’s a bit of adrenaline you're looking for, look no further than the rivers here. Classed as grade 4 rapids, these are not for the faint-hearted or a beginner, but they are a fantastic place to make some unfirgettable Scottish memories.

Glen Etive: James Bond film location in Scotland

  • Loch Craignish lies between Oban and the crinan canal. You will find no shortage of walking routes by the loch. If you need a pitstop why not try Ardfern village on the shore? Here you can embrace a quieter way of life, fabulous local produce and collect a souvenir to take home with you. James Bond fans who enjoyed “From Russia with Love” will recognise the loch as another iconic James Bond film location in Scotland. 

  • Eilean Donan Castle by the Kyle of Lochalsh is possibly one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. The castle itself sits on its own island and overlooks the Isle of Skye. The castle can be accessed via a small bridge and is popular tourist spot. FIlm fans will recognize it from “The world is not enough” and also “Highlander”. 

Eiliean Donan Castle: beautiful film locations in Scotland

How to embrace your love of film in a motorhome?

Scottish Tourer's motorhomes for hire give you the power to create your very own holiday which can be tailored to you and your party's wishes, interests, comforts and travel desires. 

What other holiday can do this and provide you with the flexibility to move as little or as often as you like? Choose to explore Scotland at your leisure, taking in the beautiful sights, historic buildings and wealth of James Bond film locations as you travel across Scotland in your campervan or motorhome.

With our luxury, fully equipped motorhomes you will not be restricted to a campsite as you will have everything you need on board.  We can provide many extras and offer helpful travel advice to ensure your campervan holiday in Scotland is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

Please contact the Scottish Tourer team today to get your campervan or motorhome holiday in Scoltand booked for the summer. 

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